Keire Named Scholar All-American|
July 14, 2014
CINCINNATI - Swimmer Jackie Keire has collected one more honor for her 2013-14 rookie season with the Bearcats, being named a Scholar All-American by the College Swimming Coaches Association. Keire is one of 169 NCAA Division I women's swimmers to earn the honor by posting a 3.5 grade-point average and qualifying for the NCAA Championships in at least one event.
"I'm really proud of what Jackie was able to accomplish this year," said head coach Mandy Commons-DiSalle. "She works extremely hard and commits herself to achieving excellence. She embodies what it means to be a student-athlete and I can't wait to see her leadership in the pool and in the classroom this coming year."
Keire (Ontario, Canada) qualified for the NCAA Championships in the 100, 200 and 500 freestyles during her freshman season. Her top finish came in the 200, where she placed 23rd nationally in a field which included past national champions and Olympians while being won by four-time Olympic gold medalist Missy Franklin. Keire placed 36th in the 100 and 47th in the 500.
She also won a pair of American Athletic Conference titles during the season, capturing crowns in the 200 and 500 freestyle. She became the first Bearcats swimmer to win a conference title since 2012. During the season, Keire collected a league-leading four Swimmer of the Week awards from the American.